Securing fellowship funding offers the opportunity, often for the first time, to conduct truly independent research and begin to grow your own research group. These types of awards are usually short and mid-term posts designed to help with the development of an academic career. University of Bristol members of staff can find information and guidance on fellowships on our fellowship guidance pages. External applicants wishing to apply to Bristol should contact the relevant member of the Research Development team.

The main benefits are:

  • Independent research
  • Protected time for research
  • Progress career
  • Grow your own group
  • Prestigious
  • Own funding makes you incredibly attractive employee

Some funding schemes require approval through a University 'Major Bids' process, particularly when a commitment is required from the University beyond the duration of the fellowship.

Our top tips:

  • Plan ahead and leave plenty of time
  • Ask for help and advice
  • Read the guidelines

Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships


International Fellowship Schemes

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